Wendy Sherman, who is under secretary of state for political affairs at the US State Department, made her intentions known before leaving for Austria and Switzerland on Wednesday for a last round of talks aimed at reaching a final nuclear accord, according to The New York Times. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are set to meet in the Swiss city of Geneva on Saturday to try to narrow the remaining differences between Tehran and the P5+1 countries over the text of a final agreement.
When Cuomo championed the creation of "Start-Up New York" in 2013, he called it a "game-changing initiative" that would "supercharge" the state's economy, but two years later, the program has turned out to be an expensive failure, Prof. Lawrence Wittner of the University of New York wrote Thursday in Counter Punch .
But the measure faces an uphill climb. It must advance committee then be fast-tracked through the Legislature before the body's scheduled Sunday adjournment. State Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, is expected to call the measure -- SB1382 -- at a 2 p.m. The proposed measure would authorize a Chicago-owned casino and allow the city to keep all the revenue for seven years to help pay down pension costs.
Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clinton's global philanthropy in 2009 -- not long after advising Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign -- at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources. A Clinton loyalist who first earned the family's trust as an aggressive combatant in the political battles of the 1990s, Blumenthal continues to work as a paid consultant to two groups supporting Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign -- American Bridge and Media Matters -- both of which are run by David Brock, a close ally of both Clinton and Blumenthal.
Stone, a Libertarian, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to run for Rubio's seat as the senator makes his own run for the White House in 2016. In the book , The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ , Stone put forth an Oliver Stone-like theory claiming that "a conspiracy funded by Texas Oil and assisted by elements of the CIA and the Mob" was behind Kennedy's assassination.
Trucks carried 64% of trade among the North American Free Trade Agreement Partners, accounting for $30.6 billion (60%) of U.S. imports and $30.9 billion (69%) of exports, DOT said May 28. The total value of Nafta freight flow fell by 5.3% year-over-year to $96.1 billion, which BTS attributed to the lower value of mineral fuel shipments.
You may have seen yesterday that a judge ruled that Hillary Clinton's emails -- not the ones she deleted, but the 55,000 she turned over in paper and ink format to the State Department -- must be released in monthly batches to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request by Vice. The department had at first hoped to release the emails all at once, just a few days before the Iowa caucuses are expected to take place in January 2016.
"It's been two long years," she explained. "(N)othing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination." Sherman lied further claiming "(i)t has always been the US position that Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty does not speak about the right of enrichment at all (and) doesn't speak to enrichment, period."
In the run-up to 2016 presidential race, press attention is sensibly focused on the money primary - the candidates strutting their stuff before deep-pocket donors who will decide which candidates get a real shot to compete with the already established leaders, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. In the case of Clinton Cash, the folks behind the screen are, apparently, the Koch Brothers.
In the weeks since Clinton launched her 2016 campaign last month, a series of reports have highlighted speaking fees collected by Clinton and her husband , former President Bill Clinton. According to the RNC data, the Clintons have an annual income of $30 million. So, for example, in New York, the RNC said the Clintons earned the income of 371.5 households.
The Governor's plan was unveiled in the final hours of the State Budget negotiations, on March 31. The aim is to get the politicians in Albany to stop the process of reform that is on track to be implemented this year, and delay any changes until the start of the 2016-17 school year. While parents and administrators have some concerns about the reliability of the tests, their opposition to the proposed reforms is not driven by the fear of being given a failing grade.